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Minority languages of the Trobriand Islands by Professor Gunter Senft (Netherlands)

Minority languages of the Trobriand Islands by Professor Gunter Senft (Netherlands)

On November 13, at the Faculty of Philology of RUDN University, with the support of the Institute of Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication and Migration, Gunter Senft, senior researcher at the Institute of Psycholinguistics Max Planck (Netherlands), an honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Cologne, gave a public lecture.

Since 1982, Professor Senft has been studying the languages ​​and culture of the inhabitants of the Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea), where he spent a total of about 4 years on 16 research trips. His research interests include a wide range of fundamental problems of anthropological linguistics, pragmatics, semantics, the interaction of language, culture and consciousness, the conceptualization of space and spatial relations. The list of his publications includes more than 150 articles and 20 monographs.
At the lecture "... to grasp the native's point of view ..." - A plea for a holistic documentation of the Trobriand Islanders' language, culture and cognition / "... how to understand a native ..." - The need for a holistic description of language, culture and mentality of the inhabitants of Trobriand Islands ”was attended by senior students of the direction“ Linguistics ”, graduate students, faculty teachers. Professor Senft's research, based on knowledge of the language, myths and folklore, expands the boundaries of knowledge about the peoples of Oceania, reveals the peculiarities of the national worldview and opens up for the wide audience a wonderful world of language and culture of the inhabitants of the Trobrian Islands in Papua New Guinea.

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